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Personal Care from HouseWorks

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You help your loved one live at home safely and comfortably, but who helps you? It’s ok to need an extra hand – if only for an afternoon to breathe.

HouseWorks’ dependable Caregivers can provide in home private care when you can’t. Dad wants to read the paper in his favorite chair by the window. Mom wants to surround herself with family, a home-cooked meal, and fresh-picked flowers from her yard. We make it happen.

We help with the not-so-little things too – showering and dressing; picking up prescriptions; driving to doctor appointments – while always following the daily care plan specially made for each senior by our expert CareTeams as part of our BetterCare at Home™ approach.

If your family member needs private care at home, we have Certified Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Aides available. Our Caregivers in Greater Boston are experts in caring for clients after a stroke or who have dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. We even provide 24-hour home care if needed.

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  • Your CareTeam helps with:

    • Personal Assistance Closed Open

      Help with showering, getting dressed, medication reminders, proper nutrition, transitioning from hospital to home, and more

    • Activities of Better Living™ Closed Open

      Our Caregivers inject activities their clients love into their care plan, such as listening to music, arranging visits with friends, setting up video-chats with family, and preparing favorite meals

    • Care Plan Support Closed Open

      Coordination of medical care visits, doctor appointments, and help with medication organization and physical therapy regimens

    • Transportation Closed Open

      Driving to medical appointments, running errands, accompanying to family events, and going grocery shopping

Flexible Care Options Personal Care, where & how you need it.

  • Daily Care

    Set daily schedules for consistent support and companionship

  • Weekly Care

    Caregivers once to several times a week to provide generous companionship and help with weekly chores and tasks

  • Respite Care

    Caregiving to relieve and fill-in for family caregivers

  • 24-hour and Live-in Care

    Around-the-clock care for seniors who need continuous assistance and supervision

  • End-of-Life Care

    Care that supports quality of life, promotes comfort and safety, and respects dignity and privacy.

The Caregiver we worked with was always trying to find ways to make my mother more comfortable, suggest things for her to eat or drink, and make a difficult situation a little easier. She didn’t work just to do the job; she showed real concern and compassion. Her attitude was wonderful and her upbeat spirit in our house was what my mother and my family needed.

Daughter of HouseWorks Client Dedham, MA

Answers to your personal care questions

  • When should I start home care? Closed Open

    We frequently get calls after an illness or accident, but it’s better to contact us if you notice any subtle changes in your loved one’s health or mobility that might lead to a fall or present a preventable challenge. Bottom line: as soon as you have any concerns about a family member, call us. You can start with limited hours and increase as care needs grow.

  • How do you charge for personal care? Does insurance cover any part of it? Closed Open

    We charge by the hour. Some of our services may be covered by Medicare/Medicaid. You may be eligible for reimbursement from Long-Term Care Insurance. We do not accept payment directly from Long-Term Care Insurance but will submit information they need to reimburse you directly.

  • How does HouseWorks match a Caregiver with my loved one, who up until now has refused help? Closed Open

    We are always happy to offer a no-charge assessment to allow clients and families to become more comfortable with the idea of in-home care. This assessment allows us to understand the client’s personality and identify Caregivers who will be good matches for them. We have Caregivers who are experts at winning over seniors who may initially refuse care. Once a match is made, our clients and families have a single point of contact. Learn more about our Caregivers.

  • Can I hire a Caregiver to help my loved one who lives in senior housing? Closed Open

    Absolutely, this is our specialty. We have a long history of experience working with senior housing communities and residences of all types.

  • Why is working with HouseWorks better than hiring on my own? Closed Open

    Hiring a caregiver on your own has its challenges. In addition to paying a caregiver and providing supervision, you will assume liability and pay employment taxes; interview candidates, call references, and run criminal background checks; negotiate pay rates, and ensure candidates have the right skill set and training. You will also be “on-call” to deal with a crisis or a worker who has to call out sick. HouseWorks will provide all these services as part of our hourly or flat-rate fee.

  • Will I always receive care from the same Caregiver? Closed Open

    We strive for Caregiver consistency, but we use a small CareTeam so when substitutes are necessary, you will be comfortable and familiar with those Caregivers. Learn more about our CareTeams.

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We can be at your home within 24 hours – sometimes in the same day. Talk with a HouseWorks CareTeam member who will answer your questions and guide you through your options.

Give us a call: (617) 928-1010

Providing a higher standard of care in Boston for more than 20 years.